The Super Bowl is the biggest betting spectacle of the year. Billions of dollars will be wagered on February 3rd, 2019 (Super Bowl Sunday).
Most of that money will be laid on simpler bets like who will win the game and who will cover the spread. But this is the Super Bowl. And more than any other year, online sports betting sites are really making it seem like you can wager on anything in Super Bowl 53.
Don’t believe me? Have a look at these ten extremely bizarre props that have been made available.
1) Who Tackles Streakers?
|If Streaker During Game Who Touches/Tackles First||Odds|
Betting on sacks and total tackles for individual players is pretty common for the Super Bowl.
And even betting on whether there will be a streaker during the game isn’t that weird – oddsmakers are offering +2000 for YES on that one. But who will touch/tackle the streaker first is the weirdest Super Bowl prop I have ever seen.
(Skip over the first 90 seconds of the video below if you don’t want to see a naked man dancing.)
Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham made a name for himself by blowing up the Super Bowl 38 streaker. But that was a time when the Patriots weren’t so robotic and disciplined in their actions.
Give me Security for +200.
2) SpongeBob SquarePants Protest
|SpongeBob in Super Bowl HT Show to Kneel in Protest||Odds|
We had originally dubbed this one The Weirdest Super Bowl 53 Prop, but I personally think tackling streakers takes the cake. Betting on a pants-wearing, talking sponge to not only make an appearance at the Halftime Show, headlined by Maroon 5, but also protest the mistreatment of African-Americans in the country is a very close second.
Oddsmakers originally had odds that SpongeBob would be included in the halftime show, offering +465 for YES, but they’ve taken that down now that it seems the iconic television character will actually be a part of the show.
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) January 25, 2019
You can bet I’ll be rooting for that sponge to drop to a knee on Sunday.
3) Tiger Woods & The Super Bowl?
|Tiger Woods to be Mentioned During Live Broadcast||Odds|
This one isn’t exactly as out there as the first two, but I actually am struggling more here to make a connection than the previous ones.
I like to consider myself a pretty big football fan. I’m even becoming a casual golf fan thanks to the great picks Hound Dog Harrison is laying down for us here at SBD. Yet, I have no idea why Tiger Woods would ever be mentioned during the 2019 Super Bowl.
Have I missed something? (I’ll take the NO.)
4) Cheering on the Chain Crew
|Official First Down Measurements||Odds|
I have spent more than 20 years avidly watching football. But not once have I ever found myself hoping to see the chain crew come on the field and measure to see if the offense gained the necessary yardage for a first down.
I guess there’s a first for everything. Sign me up for the OVER.
|Will “Romostradamus” Be Said During Live Broadcast?||Odds|
Full disclosure, I had to Google this one.
Nostradamus was a French astrologer, physician, and reputed seer. He is best known, though, for his book Les Propheties, which was a collection of predictions on future events.
— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2019
I’m surprised at the reaction to Tony Romo #Romostradamus after last night’s #AFCChampionshipGame He’s been great and calling out plays for two years now. Here’s his first game #Raiders #Titans 9-10-17, calls out everything. pic.twitter.com/lFQdh2V0Ti
— Shawn Crespin (@screspin02) January 22, 2019
I bet you didn’t think you’d be mixing astrologists with the Super Bowl. I’ll be betting CBS will avoid it.
6) Halftime Performer Down
|Will Any Performers Fall Down?||Odds|
Now you’ll know when your sister’s degenerate boyfriend is screaming for one of the halftime performers to fall, he’s not just a twisted jerk. Johnny-D-Bag is actually hoping for a 5-1 payout.
I’m going to go the other way here. Not just so I can avoid being labeled a D-Bag, but I’d expect that stage to be pretty dry under the retractable roof at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
7) Here We Go!
|Tony Romo Says “Here We Go”||Odds|
This seems like the kind of thing you’d see as a rule on a drinking game, not a prop made available by a very reputable online sports betting site.
I guess there’s nothing saying it can’t be both!
I’m expecting a tight game on Sunday, so I’ll side with the OVER.
8) Billy McFarland Counterfeit Tickets
|Will Billy McFarland be caught selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl?||Odds|
Don’t remember who Billy McFarland is? He’s the scumbag who set up the Fyre Festival in 2017, which was found to be fake after many who had already bought tickets began showing up in the Bahamas.
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 21, 2019
He’s back in the news because Hulu and Netflix each just released a documentary on it earlier this month.
Billy McFarland is trying to sell “Bronze Medal Game” tickets to folks in KC and NO right now… I know it.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 21, 2019
It’s not going to pay me much. But I’m siding with NO.
9) Hold That Note
|Length of Time of “Brave”||Odds|
|Over 4.5 seconds||-130|
|Under 4.5 seconds||-110|
We’ve all been betting on the length of the National Anthem performed before kickoff of the Super Bowl for years. But did you know you could bet on how long Gladys Knight will hold that final note for?
You’ll never pay more attention to a National Anthem performance than this Sunday when you join me in taking the OVER.
10) Mark Wahlberg Leaves Early (Again)
|Will Mark Wahlberg attend the game and leave early?||Odds|
In case you didn’t remember, die-hard Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg left Super Bowl 51 early and missed New England’s epic comeback.
Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg leaves the Super Bowl early, says his son ‘wasn’t feeling well’: https://t.co/ywEDqFbhul
(Twitter/Allen Reid) pic.twitter.com/1zv5dp2Z0p
— Yahoo Canada (@YahooCanada) February 6, 2017
It’s not out totally bizarre to be able to bet on celebrities attending the Super Bowl. It is new to me, though, to be able to bet on them leaving early.
I’m betting Marky Mark learned his lesson.
Our Super Bowl Prop Coverage:
- Todd Gurley Favored to Score First Touchdown of Super Bowl 53
- Bet the Number of Times McVay’s Get-Back Guy is Mentioned During Super Bowl 53
- Lime/Green/Yellow Favored Color of Gatorade Dumped on Winning Coach of 2019 Super Bowl
- Over/Under Set at 6 Tweets from President Trump on February 3rd (Super Bowl Sunday)
- Odds Say Nantz & Romo Abide By CBS’ Rule – Not Mention Gambling During Broadcast
- Odds Against Tony Romo Predicting a Play That Results in a TD in Super Bowl 53
- You Can Get +140 That Todd Gurley & Sony Michel Being Teammates Will Be Mentioned During Super Bowl
- “One More Night” Favored to Be 1st Song by Maroon 5 at Super Bowl Halftime Show